My older daughter has been asking me for knit monsters for about 2 years. It's the 3 monster set from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters - Leila, Lydia & Lucas. I've knit them a couple times, or parts of them, anyway. I never seem to finish them. This time I've decided I will start & finish the set. So far, the body of the mommy monster is knit, with 1 of the 2 pockets knit up. Tomorrow I will knit the other pocket and the arms or legs. My thumb is sore from working the worsted weight on short-tip size 5 circular interchangeable needles from Knitpicks. I still need to knit 2 baby monsters, and all the limbs for the 3 monsters. This is my worsted gauge project for the foreseeable future.
The Chiaogoo 16-inch size 2.5 and 4 needles arrived today. I left work for lunch so I could open them and cast on the Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. I'm using my Beyond the Clouds yarn from SheepyFibres, Etc on Etsy. This hat will be mine... I can't get over the amazing yarn - Grey with a variegated rainbow every so often. This will probably take up my sock-gauge knitting time for the next week or so until it's done.